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    best accumulation of bike gifts for around 250-300

    What are some ideas of things for a fixed rider ( one big thing, or mutiple small things) that would be nice for christmas. Just figured I'd ask since christmas is right around the corner.

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    What do you need?

    I would like a nice wool jersey, because it is cold here.

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    A massage.

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    depends on exact needs

    most often ppl should be spending money where their body touches the bike

    pedals shoes gloves bars shorts saddle

    maybe a fitting
    ?

    then maybe where the bike touches the ground

    a lot of people i see skimp on tires
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    How about two massages?

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    Nitro and doofo both come through with good suggestions.

    Don't buy replacements for anything that has emotional attachment. I have an old disgusting cycling cap that's been under a truck with me, and my wife once bought a replacement for it. I wear it when I'm around her, but for the most part I wear the old disgusting one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    one massage and happy ending?

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    bar tape, subscriptions to mags like cranked or urban velo, tubes tubes tubes, water bottle, i love my bike bell, make them a spoke card, new bars/stem/sub-100 dollar part

    buying stuff for people who are into bikes is really simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
    one massage and happy ending?
    for 250-300 you're getting a ripoff.

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    666pack only charges 75



























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    for the whole "fitting" thing... some of us would consider that an insult


    IMO:

    Tires and tubes are always nice.
    I always need another blinkie (gone through 6 in the last 2 years).
    Wool socks/shirts/pants are nice if you are in a cold climate.
    Nice patch kit.
    Bike tool/Bottle opener.
    Chain lube.
    Nice headlight/headlamp.

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    Someone few weeks back said "some tubes and a bj"

    I think I share that sentiment. I am quite happy with my bike. I wouldn't mind parts for my mountain bike, but honestly my bikes still ride so I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    666pack only charges 75... cents
    buy one / get one free: mondays through thursdays.

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    Lights are always good, especially if the person is still switching lights between bikes/bags.

    A classy bell, like these velo-orange bells

    Old timey cycling posters are nice too.



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    A joke bike, maybe.
    "Fixed gear ain't all tight pants and hand claps."

    -mc

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    Enough Oury grips to completely cover my bars, fork, and seatpost.

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    Ok. Here's what I would *actually* want for $250-$300

    Cetma 5 rail rack
    a pair o' Gatorskins
    some not-too-expensive road shoes or a swrve hoodie

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    A down payment on a fancy custom bag!

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    bags are cool

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    A street to track bike kit for those with a fixed gear they like to ride on both the track and the street:

    * Track drops & grips
    * Bigger chainring
    * Smaller cog
    * Extra chain
    * Canvas tote bag to put it all in

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Cetma 5 rail rack
    +1

    and studded tires

    and id be happy
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    since it came up, anyone know what the deal is with cetma? i ordered one almost three weeks ago, but no word.

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    Really depends on the climate and how they like to ride/what they already have.

    A few good tires
    Different set of bars
    Clipless pedals
    Shoes (sidis are cheap, if you look, these days)
    Good jacket (depending on climate)
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    Multiple gears make you weak, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Enough Oury grips to completely cover my bars, fork, and seatpost.
    Why stop there? I want to see a custom Oury grip TT pad. If anyone asks, tell them you took it off your cyclocross rig for the day, it really makes things easy on your shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post




    Those are really quite nice, but the one pictured gets a little sticky. The versions with a simpler design (also at Velo Orange) work much better in my experience. They are all pretty though.

    I second the bike-phrenalia, wool jerseys and socks, warm riding gloves, nice tires, etc. As for parts, nice toestraps like are a hard to mess-up purchase. I think saddles and handlebar set ups might be a little too personal for the average gift buyer. I know I'd rather buy that kind of thing myself.

    I'd also like a good repair stand, but I'm going to wait till I move home---too much to ship or sell as it is.

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